By Ethan Canin
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this spell binding novel, Ethan Canin, the author of America America and The Palace Thief, explores the character of genius, competition, ambition, and love between a number of generations of a talented family.
Milo Andret is born with an strange brain. A lonely baby turning out to be up within the woods of northern Michigan within the Nineteen Fifties, he offers little idea to his personal expertise. yet together with his attractiveness at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the level, and the hazards, of his singular presents. California within the seventies is a seduction, establishing Milo’s eyes to the attract of either ambition and indulgence. The examine he starts there'll make him a legend; the lady he meets there—and the rival he meets along her—will hang-out him for the remainder of his lifestyles. For Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dismal want that quickly grows to threaten his paintings, his relatives, even his existence.
Spanning seven a long time because it strikes from California to Princeton to the Midwest to ny, A Doubter’s Almanac tells the tale of a kin because it explores the way in which ambition lives along destructiveness, obsession along torment, love along grief. it's a tale of the way the flame of genius either lighting fixtures and scorches each iteration it touches. Graced by means of gorgeous prose and remarkable storytelling, A Doubter’s Almanac is a shocking, suspenseful, and deeply relocating novel, an important paintings by means of a author who has been hailed as “the so much mature and finished novelist of his generation.”
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“[Canin] is on the most sensible of his shape, fluent, immersive, convinced. it's possible you'll no longer be aware of the place he’s taking you, however the characters are so brilliant, Hans’s voice rendered so accurately, that it’s very unlikely to not belief within the tale. . . . the fragile networks of emotion and connection that make up a family members are illuminated, as though by means of magic, through his prose.”—Slate
“Alternately explosive and deeply interior.”—New York (“Eight Books you want to Read”)
“A blazingly clever novel.”—Los Angeles Times
“Math made appealing . . . Canin writes with such luxuriant good looks and delicate sympathy that even sufferers of Algebra II will stick with his calculations of the center with rapt comprehension.”—The Washington Post
“A masterful author at his transcendent best.”—BBC
“Elegant and devastating . . . A Doubter’s Almanac is exquisitely crafted. Canin takes us readers deep into the unusual international of his stricken characters with out ever making us conscious of the trouble concerned. . . . a strange and fully desirable novel.”—NPR’s Fresh Air
“There is a shimmering loveliness to Canin’s glimpses of upper arithmetic. . . . A Doubter’s Almanac is a singular whose success is totally equivalent to the . . . tragedy it portrays. Ethan Canin knows either the attract of significant highbrow accomplishment and the fee it exacts from those that pursue it. not like his protagonist, his personal prodigious attempt has produced a piece of beautiful and enduring beauty.”—Bookreporter
“Ethan Canin writes approximately arithmetic as brilliantly as T. S. Eliot writes approximately poetry. With this striking novel, Ethan Canin now takes his position at the excessive cord with the simplest writers of his time.”[b]—Pat Conroy
“A ebook that increases the bar for novelists.”[b]—Literary Hub
“Staggeringly formidable . . . a narrative of majestic sweep.”—Paste
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She lives on a farm outside of High Point, North Carolina. About the Illustrator: BEBE PHIPPS Bebe Phipps grew up in Dudley, North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem where she attends Salem College. Bebe is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. Art has always been her greatest desire. Some choose politics or mission work to change the world, but she has devoted her life to reaching the world through art. Bebe’s goal is to get in touch with audiences of all ages and unite them in a common experience, be it through her work in the studio or illustrations in a book.
About the Illustrator: BEBE PHIPPS Bebe Phipps grew up in Dudley, North Carolina. She currently resides in Winston-Salem where she attends Salem College. Bebe is working towards a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Graphic Design. Art has always been her greatest desire. Some choose politics or mission work to change the world, but she has devoted her life to reaching the world through art. Bebe’s goal is to get in touch with audiences of all ages and unite them in a common experience, be it through her work in the studio or illustrations in a book.
A Doubter's Almanac: A Novel by Ethan Canin